Five bells: sights and sounds of Sydney Harbour

Australia, 1978

Film
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Sydney Harbour, the most beautiful in the world, is celebrated in this lyrical documentary. Pre-dawn a memory of the Harbour’s convict past appears like a dream, but as the sun rises and the trawlers trek back with their cargo of prawns the Harbour comes to life in 1978. Australia’s multi-cultural society is epitomised in this film.

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director

Dean Semler

producer

Suzanne Baker

production company

Film Australia

Duration

00:27:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1978

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